About Sir John de Trelawny, Knight
Sir John de Trelawny was the son of Sir John de Trelony and wife Mathilda Mynwenyke. He married Agnes Trogodeck, daughter of Rober Trogodeck. Their children married successfully into noted English families of that time. He was succeeded by his son Richard who died without male heirs and who was in turn, succeeded by the second son, John Trelawny, Esq.,
Sir John served bravely in the French Wars, for which he was knighted. He was also granted the use of 3 oak or laurel leaves, the symbol of conquest, on his arms, in recognition of his service. He served as the MP for Cornwall and was on of the coroners for Cornwall. The position of coroner showed that he was considered to be one of the wisest knights in the county.
In c.1424 [2 Henry VI], Sir John settled several lands in trust for his sons, and gave grants to his son-in-law on behalf of his daughter. The records show that his son Richard served as burgess for Liskeard in c.1422 [9 Henry V], "in his father's time." He is mentioned in an indenture dated c.1434 [12 Henry VI]From this, we deduce his date of death as after 1434.
Children of Sir John de Trelawny and wife Agnes Trogodeck:
- Joan de Trelawny, who married Thomas Upton of Trebigh and wife Isabel Trenewith. Sir John gave them the lands at Trenthill and surrounding areas.
- Richard de Trelawny, Esq., who married Agnes Henwood and had two daughters, was burgess for Liskeard.
- Sir John de Trelawny, Esq., of Brightorre, who married Joan Hellingan, heiress of Nicholas Helligan, served as burgess for Truro in c.1451 [17 Henry VI]
- Isabel de Trelawny, who married Stephen Trenewith.
Links to additional material:
- The Baronetage of England, or, The history of the English baronets, and such Baronets of Scotland as are of English Families, by Rev. William Betham, published 1801 [available as Google e-Book]
- The English Baronetage: Containing a Genealogical and Historical Account of All the English Barnonets Now Existing: Their Descents, Marriages and Issues, Volume 2, By Arthur Collins, published 1741 [available as Google e-Book]
- The visitations of Cornwall: comprising the Heralds' visitations of 1530, 1573 & 1620, John Lambrick Vivian›, College of Arms, published 1887 [available as Google e-Book]
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